All the Apocalyptic Things That Happened Because of the Heat Wave

Time To Take ‘Burnout’ Seriously, Says Australian Mental Health Expert

Burning the candle at both ends, getting overloaded, stretched to your limit… Everyone, no matter what they do for work, has likely encountered burnout at at least one point in their life. It’s incredibly common.

Society recognises it as real – it’s why we have things like annual leave – yet burnout sits in a weird grey area when it comes to getting a professional diagnosis or treatment.

Because there are many overlaps in symptoms, it’s often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, most commonly as depression. But the treatments are not the same. A lack of clear (or up to date) scientific or diagnostic literature also impacts how burnout is treated in our society.

But one Australian academic is hoping to not only change the way burnout is defined and diagnosed but is also trying to change the way we deal with burnout – not only as individuals but as society.

Professor Gordon Parker AO is one of Australia’s leading mental health experts. Scientia Professor of Psychiatry and Head of the School of Psychiatry at the University of New South Wales; founder of the Black Dog Institute and its initial Executive Director; Director of the Division of Psychiatry at Sydney’s Prince of Wales Hospital… It’s fair to say that there are few others in the country with his level of expertise…

Operational Resilience – Post Pandemic

Operational resilience (OR) has become a hot topic since the COVID-19 pandemic and regulators such as the PRA and FCA have recently published their expectations for OR. Regulated firms are expected to prevent disruption to the extent practicable and adapt and respond in the event of an incident. As a result of the new rules they must identify important business services, set impact tolerances and carry out mapping and testing to identify vulnerabilities…

All the Apocalyptic Things That Happened Because of the Heat Wave

North America recorded its hottest temperature ever in June—and the result is many more deaths. Dead people, dead animals, and dying or struggling plants.

The European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service reported that temperatures in the continent last month were 1.2 C higher than the average from 1991 to 2020.

Hundreds of people in both the U.S. and Canada have died as a result of the heat wave. The situation is so extreme that more scientists are now studying “wet bulb” conditions.

Carlo Buontempo, director of the Copernicus Climate Change Service, told the Guardian greenhouse gas emissions from cars, farms, and industry are increasing the frequency with which we’ll see these types of temperature spikes in North America. In other words, humans are responsible…

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